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22 July 2009 @ 04:45 pm
Otakon 2009  


Well....... How do I put it all into one summary?

I didn't have that much fun on the spot, I think I was too tired/overwhelmed. But when I think back on it and when I tell my friends about it it sounds like I had one hell of a blast. There were moments of R O F L O L but there were also times of sitting around and 'what should we do next' And quite honestly I've been thinking a lot 'why am I doing this again?' I just don't think I was was in the mood for cons for some reason.

That being said- Otakon is easily the best con I've ever been to. I was with Anna all weekend and although you can be a pain to wake up you were great company to have, I enjoyed being with you, and we had a lot of shits and giggles together- I think that counts for more than I give it credit.


THURSDAY

-Went to the bank to take out money on my own FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. hahaha
-Helped Allan et Oliver carry their giant obnoxious weapon
-Went to Penn Station to take the Megabus *_*

I had so much fun in the megabus- the view was fantastic and the ride was very pleasent.



We were talking NONSTOP the ENTIRE ride there. I wonder if we got on peoples nerves. This bus was great and really comfortable <333

We also passed by the officially dubbed epic sky


-Got there and waited for Mama Griffiths. She came in a BEETLE :333



Which ended up being too small so we waited for Papa Griffiths to being a pick up truck~

-Got at their house and fell in love with the car that ran on Vegetable Oil~ Soon renamed Veggy Mobile! (it smelled like Chinese food when we rode in it)
-Unpacked and headed to Otakon for our tickets~
-Sang on the way there~
-Got inside JUST in time, doors were closed soon after us.
-Got back (walked back to the house in pitch black darkness- I felt right at home. *_* )



FRIDAY

-LIGHT RAIL!!!! <3



Anna in her Ema outfit <3

-Blurr
-Made it to the con
-Met up with the coolest guy on earth- his name was Sohkum, and his girlfriend was named Alexis- and they were our tour guides :3
-Had a photoshoot with Hetalia people~ Dis is my favorite two pictures~





Also went on an adventure on a very sleep wall- Oh hey so this is what I wore for Otakon~







I fucking love how my Majoras Mask came out~ <3

So...... I dunno what happened next. But after a while I went to change into Mai and went to the Avatar meetup :333 I made- a crazy Azula that was really pretty~ And a Sokka that looked like Zac Efron~ AND A MAN TOPH









AND I RAN INTO A ZUKO AND A RUFIO!!! How cool is that? *_*



From there we saw FUCKING AMAZING PERSONA COSPLAYERS





-Met up with Sohkum again. Chilled. Chilled some more
-Went home



SATURDAY

-Got up and out kinda late
-Got there kinda late
-Uhh

Yeah well at the brawl shoot- we were really loud and obnoxious- and the Gurren Laggan shoot was right next to us- and we went face to face



It was really hillarious- and I went off to shoot people around a bit-
....Oh btw: kimmy_16 were you part of this Gurren Laggan shoot? I tried looking for you but then I realized I cannot recognize you.. and I didn't know who you were cosplaying.. ;;

There were two Kefka's that were checking each other out and laughing at each other- they were so cute. *_*



And then there was the LoZ shoot- there were so many pretty cosplayers. *____*



This one Link cosplayer really loved my masks- so I let her use them~



COOL SHEIK AND AMAZING ZELDA *_*



Girl was so pretty <333

I wish I wasn't so shy and asked to take pictures with Zelda cosplayers. ;;



This Midna was sooo cute <333

Then there was an Avatar shoot- I didn't take part but I took pictures~

There was a BOULDER there *_* He was SOOOOO funny



The Boulder was off to the side... flexing.



And then I stole him for an epic picture~



And this Zuko had cool flame like fabric *_*



And of course the CABBAGE MAN!

I think it was Friday.... but I did a mini Ema shoot with Anna : D



This is now officially the picture with a million tags (facebook joke)



Examining the Evidence! She has funnier pictures. I should put them up somewhere.





So I was off to take pictures of the Avatar shoot and Anna's all "I WANT TO SIT NEXT TO THE SHINIGAMI!" So she did : D and I took a picture~

....Btw taoofmao taoofmao were you at that shoot? I totally didn't see you... ;;

Later on when I came back she was still there, but the shinigami wasn't. Hahahahahha

Oh! And epic Pokemon picture!



Yey-

And well....

We went back home, ate, watched House, then made our way back for the Rave~

The rave was... VERY loud... *_* Which was cool. Light show wasn't as awesome as in Boston. Music wasn't as awesome as in Boston, BUT they played a heavily remixed version of Smooth Criminal so this thing was automatically amazing.

Sohkum wasn't kidding- this is the first rave were people were actually invasive of our space... I went to hang with Anna a bit, 3 guys asked her to dance. I went off for a while, was touched in places, fled very far in a very short amount of time. People were definitely having sex on top of the amp, it was.....an experience. Ignoring all of that, though, I really enjoyed dancing and the music was great. No offense to anyone I was with but it's honestly loads less awkward dancing with you all. I'd rather be on my own where if I look like an idiot my friends aren't there to see me xD That and I can move around and take breaks on my own time which was way easier than trying to scream over the bass to translate what I want to do.

We somehow lasted throughout the ENTIRE rave. ee; First time I've ever seen a rave end at a con. That was also an experience...

So- the end!



SUNDAY

I left my camera at home. ee;

-Woke up late, wasn't able to do a photoshoot with Becky... ;;
-Didn't bring my camera
-Avatar shoot I was so looking forward to was canceled. ;;
-Wasn't able to check out the dealers room and artist alley at all.... that's got to be my only complaint about Otakon, things ended VERY early (is it just me?)
-Forgot Anna's tassles...

But hey look I found pictures!



But I'm happy anyway because Aang's ugly uniform didn't look as ugly as I thought it would.

Oh btw: This Katara was the prettiest Katara *_*



Anna looked amazing as Toph~ But I want to fix her crown.

And then there was the MJ meetup which was a complete and total success.... *_*

Video is pending- but here have a picture of us instead-



So on the way back-....

......

....I don't feel like talking about it. Lets just say we took a Chinese bus and leave it there.

However we did take some silly pictures!



.....Oh yeah and Anna crashed before we went for the bus- anyway!





Have a pocket sized Anna! <3


For anyone who wants my full gallery is here http://www.flickr.com/photos/40692046@N07/
 
 
 
What's in a: adorabletaoofmao on July 22nd, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
I was there and totally didn't see you D:. I kept an eye out at all the Links too, and I even saw one Link at one point, and kinda did an awkward half-circle obversation of them to see if it was you, but nadah :<.

I REALLY wish I could have run into you, but I'm glad you had lots of fun regardless :3. Your photos awesome look great, as do your costumes, especially my homie Link <3 (speaking of, I think that Shiek is my buddy too, who I was hanging out with 80% of the time at the con, so goes to show the odds of us running/not running into each other :x). NEXT TIME, WHATEVER CON IT WILL BE, WE -MUST- SEE EACH OTHER!
Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 22nd, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
And cosplay Soul Eater together. :X

Yeah it's a shame. ;; but I guess this just wasn't our lucky con.
The Gecko: pic#holicwindie_cosplay on July 23rd, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
I can' wait to see the MJ meet-up video. <333

Don't worry about the shoot. I totally understand things changing at the last minute. C:
Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 23rd, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
Not to mention the photoshoot in general was last minute xDD

I can't wait either. :3333
nefariousvirusnefariousvirus on July 23rd, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
The Boulder seems like a really fun person haha
Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 23rd, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
He was... x) He was selling Appa plushies haha
瑀: Huh?yeu on July 23rd, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
How the hell did I not see you the entire con?
Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 23rd, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
There's a simple answer to that question

Shounen Soul: Jet - SO SMOOTHdedpoo on July 23rd, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Sorry I couldn't make it to Otakon and be your Jet! ;-; But it looks like you enjoyed yourself~ Great pics! ^^
Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 23rd, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
;----; It's okay- there will be a chance next time! :3

Thanks~
Ryn: Link - Sweatdrop ^-^'rynthehylian on July 23rd, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
Your Young Link is so cute :D
Did you have more masks/more pictures of your masks?
Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 23rd, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
I should have more soon.. I had a photoshoot with Elemental. I'll probably post it all separately.

I have:

The Deku Mask
The Zora Mask
The Goron Mask
The Gibdo Mask
Majoras Mask
The Bremen Mask

and I am proud of my collection : D
Ryn: Pokemon- Kayla\ Do not wantrynthehylian on July 23rd, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
Bremen is my favorite non-transforming mask and Zora is my faorite transformation <3 I've always wanted to make the masks.

May I Friend you?
Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 23rd, 2009 03:23 am (UTC)
Sure! I'll friend you back :3

I love my Bremen mask!~ But it looks absolutely hideous when worn.
Rynrynthehylian on July 23rd, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Thanks!

That's too bad. At least you can carry it around with you.
shinigami_mimi on July 23rd, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
Otakon went by SOOOO QUICK D; And I did only get to see you for a lil bit. ♥♥ I wish we could have hang out more if my friends weren't in such a rush for food. T^T YOUR LINK IS ADORABLE. ♥♥♥

OH GOD. I saw those Persona cosplayers too! They were AMAZING *A*
Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 23rd, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
*___*

It's okay I understood.. You're right it did go by rather fast.. ><;;;
Kimmykimmy_16 on July 23rd, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
Haha, yeah I was at that shoot wearing this costume, although I don't think I stayed up until the Brawl vs. Gurren Lagann part. I totally didn't think to see if you were at the Brawl shoot, which was utter fail on my part. >.>

Your Link looks awesome btw. <3
Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 23rd, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
Wow That's a really neat costume.. *_*

Yeah I wasn't planning on going to the brawl shoot. I went for the Gurren Laggan shoot.. then I realized Shit I dunno what she's wearing / what she looks like... so my fault there. Then I realized there was a brawl shoot and so there we go~

Thank you. :333 maybe we'll have another chance someday..... >
aerodactylusaerodactylus on July 23rd, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
How the fuck did I miss all those awesome cosplays?! I saw exactly TWO Avatar characters the ENTIRE weekend...one was the Fire Nation Toph directly behind Appa in the group shot and the other was her buddy the Day of Black Sun Sokka (the one with the Appa plushie on his head). They were both really nice, and I got a cool Toph-glomp photo, but I swear I missed ALL of those other ones.

LOL BOULDER. He spoke in the third person, right? TELL ME HE SPOKE IN THE THIRD PERSON.
Mary Catherine: [av] and die!tehlobster on July 23rd, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
If certain people had not run off with Roxas, certain people would have seen the photo shooooot! *tease* Plus didn't you tell me you saw Crazula? I feel like the only person who did not see Crazula in our group. I saw her Saturday when she was Beach Azula.(Definitely the same girl, from these pics.)
aerodactylus: You're such a dorkaerodactylus on July 23rd, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
That's true, I did see Crazula briefly...but seriously, my weekend was severely lacking in Avatar cosplay goodness...I didn't see any Aangs! or Zukos! My fault for missing the shoot, I guess...
Mary Catherine: [av] tophtehlobster on July 23rd, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
Well, I'm getting ready to post my pics in a bit, so you can see many Tophs sitting upon a Sokka and it will be better, OK? :)
Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 23rd, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
HAhahah

God no. ;; That's the only thing that was keeping him from awesomehood. He occasionally cracked a Boulder joke but didn't really play the part. Aside from flexing.
aerodactylus: dorksaerodactylus on July 23rd, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
MAAAAN! That would've made my life! Knowing that there was an honest to god BOULDER at Otakon...aw man. Geek heaven.
Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 23rd, 2009 05:19 am (UTC)
Word I feel you on that one man~

/ghetto talk
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Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 23rd, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
Errr??? >
teacup_n_teateacup_n_tea on July 23rd, 2009 08:16 am (UTC)
"Also went on an adventure on a very sleep wall"

XD SLEEP [I know what you meant n-n] you were probably sleepy when doing this XD
Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 23rd, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
-Planning your death-
teacup_n_teateacup_n_tea on July 23rd, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
NUUUU ;3; don't do that....

I love you n-n
(Anonymous) on July 23rd, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
My friend and I were the Zelda and Shiek you photographed. Your picture of us is freaking awesome! Wait.. all of your pics are freaking awesome! <3

http://www.cosplay.com/member/50933/

Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 23rd, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you like it.. *_* You guys were so cool. Thanks for letting me take pictures of you.

Chiquitita: Flameovctorianromantc on July 23rd, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
*Squee!* You posted the picture of us three from Sunday. ^-^
(I was the (verytired) Katara who posed with yous guys. :D)
Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 24th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
: DDD Can I add you to my fl? Me and Toph were talking about how you were such an amazing katara. *_*

Only thing I'd ask you to deal with is the fact that I really don't mind the movie version of Avatar .. xD And I'm actually enthusiastic. But I fully respect your opinion! (assuming you were also the Katara protesting against the movie cast)
sonteen12: Sweden_Finlandsonteen12 on July 25th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
*is Sweden*
Hiii Awesome report!! *w* That is really EPIC sky, I love it! Baltimore actually have very nice views, I didn't get to do any sight-seeing at all. D; Next time! You went to the Rave? XD Wow, I'm curious to see how people were having sex on the amp.. XDDD I think your Link cosplay was wonderful, and you looked pretty as Mai! Pocket sized Anna pictures look fun! :3 You seemed quite busy but still managed to do the shoot with us, we're very thankful. <3333 I hope we run into you again at next year's Otakon.
Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 25th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
x) I was really happy to take them pictures~ I liked how they came out but I wish we had more TIME for more in depth and epic pictures. I noticed how some people commented and said some of you don't look very IC but there really wasn't an opportunity to take some deeper pictures- that and I'm not so familiar with the series. xD If next time you want to give it another shot then I'd be more than happy to do another shoot. :3
Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 25th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
By the way, could I add you on LJ?
sonteen12: Sweden_Finlandsonteen12 on July 25th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
Yes, ofcourse! :D Although I don't really have anything on here other than doujinshi scans. XDD
arthoniel: Random- Flowerarthoniel on July 27th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
THAT. LOOKS. SO. AWESOME. Oh, I wish I could have been there, but I'm glad you still had a good time. Even if there were times you felt all "eh...", if nothing else you got some amazing cosplay pics out of it! :D
Mikau MIkaublankoo on July 27th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
(_( WHen am I going to re-MEET YOU???